Spent the last three days burning brush.  I finished the one pile and now the second pile is nearly gone.  Norman has to bring it to the barrels from the  big pile that was in the woods.  Last year we cleaned out the brush, dead trees and small trees that we cut down in the wild blueberry area so the berries could get some sun.  We just piled up all the trash and now we have to move it in and burn it.  Tomorrow we both go for new glasses so I take a day off and then for the weekend I will do all the small odd jobs that I have been neglecting this week.  Today I thinned the Swiss chard and got a nice big meal of it for dinner.  I am going to fry it as that is the way Norman likes it best.  He loves greens of any kinds so I try to have either fresh or frozen at least four times a week.  I am not as crazy about them so I eat only a few each time.  We covered the plants the last two nights and didn’t think there was any frost but the potatoes that are planted in the leaves got a slight touch of frost on a couple of the leaves.  Being in leaves instead of soil they don’t get the added warmth from the soil that the others do so covering them helped but not as much as the others so I guess there was a light frost both nights.   Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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